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Gregor P. Eberli

Director, Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory, Professor of Marine Geosciences

Educational Background

  Ph.D., ETH Zurich, 1985
     

Research Interests

 

Shallow and deep-water carbonate systems; Seismic facies analysis and sequence stratigraphy, petrophysics of carbonates and mixed carbonate/siliciclastic systems.


   

Courses Taught

 

Facies Models and Basin Analysis, MGG 672 

Comparative Sedimentology, MGG 662 

Sedimentation, MGG 511

   

Recent Publications

 

2014, Hebbeln, D., Wienberg, C., Wintersteller, P., Freiwald, A., Becker, M., Beuck, L., Dullo, C., Eberli, G. P., Glogowski, S., Matos, L., Forster, N., Reyes-Bonilla, H., and Taviani, M.: Environmental forcing of the Campeche cold-water coral province, southern Gulf of Mexico, Biogeosciences, 11, 1799-1815, doi:10.5194/bg-11-1799-2014.

 

2014, Diaz, M.R., J.D. Van Nordstrand, G. P. Eberli, A.M. Piggot, J. Zhou and J. S. Klaus 2013. Functional gene diversity of oolitic sands from Great Bahama Bank. Geobiology.

 

2013, Eberli, G.P., The uncertainties involved in extracting amplitude and frequency of orbitally driven sea-level fluctuations from shallow-water carbonate cycles. Sedimentology, v. 60, p. 64-84.

 

2013, Grasmueck, M., Coll Quintà, M., Pomar, K. and Eberli G.P., Diffraction Imaging of sub-vertical Fractures and Karst with Full-resolution 3D GPR. Geophysical Prospecting. P1-12, doi:10.1111/1365-2478.12004.

 

2013, Maurer, F., van Buchem, F.S.P., Eberli, G.P., Pierson, B.J., Raven, M.J., Larsen, P.H., Al Husseini, M.I. , Late Aptian long-lived glacio-eustatic lowstand recorded on the ArabianPlate. Terra Nova, v. 25, p. 87–94.

 

2013, Diaz, M.R., Piggot, A.M., Eberli, G.P., Klaus, J.S., Eberli, G.P., Bacterial community of oolitic carbonate sediments of the Bahamas Archipelago. Marine Ecology Progress Series v. 485, p. 9-24.

 

2012, Correa, T.B.S., Eberli, G.P., Grasmueck, M., Reed, J.K., and Correa, A.M.S., Genesis and morphology of cold-water coral ridges in a unidirectional current regime. Marine Geology, Volumes 326–328, p. 14-27.

 

2012, Correa, T.B.S., Grasmueck, M., Eberli, G.P., Reed, J., Verwer, K., and S. Purkis, Variability of cold-water coral mounds in a high sediment input and tidal current regime, Straits of Florida. Sedimentology, v. 59, p. 1278-1304, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01306.x.

 

2012, Mulder, T, Ducassou, E., Eberli, G.P., Hanquiez, V., Gonthier, Kindler, P., Fournier, F., Leonifde, P., Billeaud, I., Marsset, B., E., Reijmer, J.J.G., Bondu, C., Joussiaume, R., Pakiades, M., 2012, Morphology and sedimentary processes along a carbonate slope. Example of the Great Bahama Bank. Geology, v. 40, p. 603-606, doi:10.1130/G32972.1.

 

2012, Mulder, T, Ducassou, E., Gillet, H., Hanquiez, V., Tournadour, E., Combes, J., Eberli, G.P., Kindler, P., Gonthier, E., Conesa, G., Robin, C., Reijmer, J.J.C., Sianipar, R., Reijmer, J.J.G., François, A., 2012, Canyon morphology on a modern carbonate slope of the Bahamas: evidence of a regional tectonic tilting, Geology v. 40, p. 771-774, doi:10.1130/G33327.

 

2011, Verwer, K., Eberli, G.P., and Weger, R.J., Effect of pore structure on electrical resistivity in carbonates. AAPG Bulletin, v. 95/2, p.175-190. doi:10.1306/06301010047

 

2010, Verwer, K., Eberli, G.P., Baechle, G. T., and Weger R. J, Effect of carbonate pore structure on dynamic shear moduli. Geophysics, v. 75/1, P. E1–E8. doi:10.1190/1.3280225

 

2010, Fabricius, I.L., Baechle, G. T., Eberli, G. P., Elastic moduli of dry and water-saturated carbonates - effect of depositional texture porosity and permeability. Geophysics, vol. 75/ 3, p. N65–N78, doi: 10.1190/1.3374690

 

2010, Janson, X., van Buchem, F.S.P., Dromart, G., Eichenseer, H. T., Dellamonica, T., Boichard R., Bonnaffe, F., and Eberli, G., Architecture and facies differentiation within a Middle Miocene carbonate platform, Ermenek, Mut Basin, southern Turkey. In Van Buchem, F., Gerdes, K. & Esteban, M. (eds) Mesozoic and Cenozoic Carbonate Systems of the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Stratigraphic and Diagenetic Reference Models. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 329, p. 263–288.

 

2010, Pierson, B.J., Eberli, G.P., Al-Mehsin, K., Al-Menhali, S., Warrlich, G., Droste, H., Maurer, F., Whitworth, J., and Drysdale, D., Seismic stratigraphy and depositional history of the Upper Shu’aiba (Late Aptian) in the southern UAE and Oman. in Van Buchem, et al. (eds), Barremian –Aptian Stratigraphy and Hydrocarbon Habitat of the Eastern Arabian Plate. GeoArabia Special Publication 4, p. 411-444.

 

2010, Maurer, F., Al-Mehsin, K., Pierson, B.J., Eberli, G.P., Warrlich, G., Drysdale, D.,  and Droste, H., Facies characteristics and architecture of Upper Shu’aiba clinoforms in Abu Dhabi. in Van Buchem, et al. (eds), Barremian –Aptian Stratigraphy and Hydrocarbon Habitat of the Eastern Arabian Plate. GeoArabia Special Publication 4, p. 445-468.

 

2009, Weger R. J, Eberli, G.P., Baechle, G. T., Massaferro, J. L., and Sun, Y.F., Quantification of pore structure and its effect on sonic velocity and permeability in carbonates. AAPG Bulletin, v. 93/10, p. 1-21

 

2009, McNeill, D.F. and Eberli, G.P., Early load-induced fracturing in a prograding carbonate margin. In: Swart, P.K., Eberli G.P., McKenzie J.A.(eds.) Perspectives in Carbonate Geology, Special Publication IAS, v. 41, p. 327-336.

 

2009, Baechle, G.T., Eberli, G.P., Weger, R.J., and Massaferro, J.L., Changes in dynamic shear moduli of carbonate rocks with fluid substitution. Geophysics, v. 74/3 P. E135–E147.

 

2008, Neal, A., Grasmueck, M., McNeill, D.F., Viggiano, D.A., and Eberli, G.P., Full resolution 3D radar stratigraphy of complex oolitic sedimentary architecture: Miami Limestone, Florida, USA. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 78, p. 638-653. DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2008.070

 

2008, Baechle, G.T., Colpaert, A., Eberli, G.P., Weger, R.J., Effects of microporosity on sonic velocity in carbonate rocks. Leading Edge, v. 27/8, p.1012-1018.

 

2007, Janson, X., Eberli, G.P., Bonnaffe, F., Gaumet, F., and De Casanova, V., Seismic expression of a prograding carbonate platform margin, Mut Basin, Turkey. AAPG Bulletin v. 91, p. 685-713.

 

2006, Grasmeuck, M., Eberli, G.P., Viggiano, D.A., Correa, T., Rathwell, G., and Luo J., Autononous underwater vehicle (AUV) mapping reveals coral mound distribution, morphology, and oceanography in deep water of the Straits of Florida. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 33, L23616, doi:10.1029/2006GL027734



2006, Katz, D.A., Eberli, G.P, Swart, P.K., and Smith L. B., Tectonic-Hydrothermal Brecciation Associated with Calcite Precipitation and Permeability Destruction in Mississippian Carbonate Reservoirs, Montana and Wyoming. AAPG Bulletin v. 90, p. 1803-1841.


2006, Ehrenberg, S. N., Eberli, G. P., Keramati, M. and Moallemi, S. A., Porosity-permeability relationships in interlayered limestone-dolostone reservoirs. AAPG Bulletin v 90, p. 91-114. 


2006, Sun, Y.F., Kasahara, J. R., Stephen, G.T. Baechle, G.P. Eberli, H. Hoskins,


2006, M. Nakamura, and Y.C. Teng. Shallow seismic structure of eastern Pacific Qcean crust at ODP H2O site. In Kasahara, J., Stephen, R.A., Acton, G.D., and Frey, F.A. (Eds.), Proceedings ODP, Scientific Results 200, 1-22 (CD-ROM) http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/200_SR/006/006.htm.


2006, Ehrenberg, S. N., Eberli, G. P. and Baechle, G., Porosity-permeability relationships in Miocene carbonate platforms and slopes seaward of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia (ODP Leg 194, Marion Plateau). Sedimentology v. 53, p. 1289-1318.


2005, Morettini, E., Thompson, A., Eberli, G.P., Rawnsley, K., Wenche , A., Christman, P., Cortis, T., Foster, K., Hitchings, V.H., Kolkman, W., and Konijnenburg, J.-H., Combining high-resolution sequence stratigraphy and mechanical stratigraphy for improved reservoir characterization in the Fahud field of Oman. GeoArabia v. 10, p. 17-44.


2005, Swart, P.K., and Eberli, G.P., The nature of the 13C of periplatform sediments: Implications for stratigraphy and global carbon cycle. Sedimentary Geology, v. 175, p. 115-129.


2005, Baechle, G.T., Weger, R. J., Eberli, G.P., Massaferro, J.L., and Sun, Y.F., Changes of shear moduli in carbonate rocks: Implications for Gassmann applicability, The Leading Edge, vol.24, no.5, p. 507-510


2004, Eberli, G.P., Massaferro, J.L., and Sarg, J.F., (eds.), Seismic Imaging of Carbonate Reservoirs and Systems. AAPG Memoir 81.


2004, Eberli, G.P., Anselmetti, F.S., Betzler, C. Van Konijnenburg, J.-H., and Bernoulli, D., Carbonate platform to basin transition on seismic data and in outcrop � Great Bahama Bank and the Maiella platform, Italy. In Eberli, G.P., Massaferro, J.L., Sarg, J.F. (eds.) Seismic Imaging of Carbonate Reservoirs and Systems, AAPG Memoir 81, p. 207-250.


2004, Melim, L. A., Swart, P.K., and Eberli G.P., Mixing-zone diagenesis in the subsurface of Florida and the Bahamas: Implications for mixing-zone diagenetic models. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 74/6, p. 904-913.


2004, Caspard, E. Rudkiewicz, J.L., Eberli, G.P., Bosse, E., and Renard, M., Massive dolomitization of a Messinian reef in the Great Bahama Bank : a numerical modelling evaluation of Kohout geothermal convection. Geofluids v. 4, p. 44-60.


2004, Eberli, G.P., Massaferro, J.L., Sarg, J.F., Introduction - Seismic Images of Carbonate Reservoirs and Systems. In Eberli, G.P., Massaferro, J.L., Sarg, J.F. (eds.) Seismic Imaging of Carbonate Reservoirs and Systems, AAPG Memoir 81, p. 1-9.


2004, Grammer, G. M., Harris, P. M., and Eberli, G. P. (eds.), Integration of Outcrop and Modern Analogs in Reservoir Modeling. AAPG Memoir 80.


2004, Grammer, G. M., Harris, P. M., and Eberli, G. P., 2004, Integration of Outcrop and Modern analogs in reservoir modeling: Overview with examples from the Bahamas. In: Grammer, G. M., Harris, P. M., and Eberli, G. P. (eds.), Integration of Outcrop and Modern Analogs in Reservoir Modeling. AAPG Memoir 80, p. 1-22. 


2004, Schwab, A.M., Van Buchem, F.S.P. and Eberli, G.P., Integration of high-resolution outcrop and subsurface data to enhance interpretation of low-resolution seismic data in the Upper Devonian (Frasnian) carbonate system in western Canada. In: Grammer, G. M., Harris, P. M., and Eberli, G. P. (eds.), Integration of Outcrop and Modern Analogs in Reservoir Modeling. AAPG Memoir 80, p. 261-278.


2004, Smith, L. B., Eberli, G. P., and Sonnenfeld, M.D., Sequence stratigraphic and paleogeographic distribution of reservoir-quality dolomite, Madison Formation, Wyoming and Montana. In: Grammer, G. M., Harris, P. M., and Eberli, G. P. (eds.), Integration of Outcrop and Modern Analogs in Reservoir Modeling. AAPG Memoir 80, p. 67-92.


2004, Westphal, H., Eberli, G.P., Smith, L.B., and Grammer, G.M., Reservoir characterization of the Mississippian Madison Formation, Wind River Basin, Wyoming. AAPG Bulletin, v. 88, p. 405-432.


2003, Eberli, G.P., Baechle, G.T., Anselmetti, F.S., and Incze M., L., Factors controlling elastic properties in carbonate sediments and rocks. Leading Edge, v. 22, p. 654-660.


2003, Smith, L. B., Eberli, G. P., Masaferro, J.L., and Al-Dhahab, S., Discrimination of effective from ineffective porosity in heterogeneous Cretaceous carbonates, Al Ghubar, Oman. AAPG Bulletin, v. 87, p. 1509-1529.


2002, Eberli, G.P., Anselmetti, F.S., Kroon, D., Sato, T., Wright, J.D., The chronostratigraphic significance of seismic reflections along the Bahamas Transect, Marine Geology, v. 185, issues 1-2, p. 1-17. 


2002, Whalen, M.T., Day, J., Eberli, G.P., and Homewood, P.W., Microbial carbonates as indicators of environmental change and biotic crises in carbonate systems: examples from the Upper Devonian, Alberta basin, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology v.181, p. 127-151. 


2002, Masaferro, J.L., Poblet, J., Bulnes, M., Eberli, G.P., Episodic folding inferred from syntectonic carbonate sedimentation: the Santaren anticline, Bahamas foreland. Sedimentary Geology, v. 146, p. 11-24. 


2002, Melim, L.A., Westphal, H., Swart, P.K., Eberli, G.P., and Munnecke, A., Questioning carbonate diagenetic paradigms: evidence from the Neogene in the Bahamas. Marine Geology, v. 185, issues 1-2, p. 27-53. 


2002, Reijmer, J.G., Betzler, C., Tiedemann, R., Kroon, D., and Eberli, G.P., Bahamian carbonate platform development in response to sea level changes and the closure of the Isthmus of Panama. International Journal of Earth Sciences - Geologische Rundschau, v. 91, p. 482-489. 


2001, Eberli, G.P., Anselmetti, F.S., Kenter, J.A.M., McNeill, D.F., Ginsburg R.N., Swart, P.K. and Melim, L.A., Calibration of seismic sequence stratigraphy with cores and logs. SEPM Special Publication v. 70, p. 241-266.


2001, Anselmetti, F. S. and Eberli, G.P., Sonic velocity in carbonates - a combined product of depositional lithology and diagenetic alterations. SEPM Special Publication v. 70, p. 193-216. 


2001, Grammer, G.M., Harris, P.M., and Eberli, G.P., Carbonate platforms: exploration - and production-scale insight from modern analogs in the Bahamas. Leading Edge, v. 20/3, p. 252-261 


2001, Melim, L.A., Anselmetti, F. S. and Eberli, G.P., The importance of pore type on permeability of Neogene carbonates, Great Bahama Bank. SEPM Special Publication v. 70, p. 217-240. 


2000 Homewood, P.W. and Eberli, G.P. (eds.) Genetic Stratigraphy on the Exploration and Production Scales: Case Studies from the Pennsylvanian of the Paradox Basin and the Upper Devonian of Alberta . Bull. Centr Rech. Elf Explor. Prod. Memoir v. 24, 290pp.


2000, Swart, P.K., Eberli, G.P., Malone, M.J., and Sarg, J.K., (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results: 166: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program) 


2000, Eberli, G.P., The record of Neogene sea-level changes in the prograding carbonates along the Bahamas Transect - Leg 166 synthesis. In: Swart, P.K., et al., (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results: 166: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), p. 167-177. 


2000, Anselmetti, F. S. Eberli, G.P., and Ding, Z.-D., From the Great Bahama Bank into the Straits of Florida: A margin architecture controlled by sea level fluctuations and ocean currents. GSA Bulletin, v. 112, p. 829-844


2000, Whalen, M.T., Eberli, G.P., Van Buchem, F. S. P., and Mountjoy, E., and Homewood, P.W., Bypass margins, basin restricted wedges, and platform-to-basin correlation, Upper Devonian, Canadian Rocky Mountains: implications for sequence stratigraphy of carbonate platforms. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 70, p. 913-936. 


2000, Eberli, G.P., Schwab, A.M., and Grammer, G.M., Anatomy of Ismay algal mound fields - a comparison of outcrop and 3-D seismic data, Paradox Basin, U.S.A. Bull. Centr Rech. Elf Explor. Prod. Memoir v. 24, p. 93-107. 


2000, Grammer, G. M., Eberli, G.P., Van Buchem, F. S. P., Stevenson, G. M., and Homewood, P., Application of high resolution sequence stratigraphy in developing an exploration and production strategy for a mixed carbonate/siliciclastic system (Carboniferous) Paradox Basin, U.S.A. Bull. Centr Rech. Elf Explor. Prod. Memoir v. 24, p. 29-68. 


2000, Melim, L.A., Eberli, G.P., Walgenwitz, F., Diagenesis of the Miette Buildup, Devonian, Canada: Fabrics and variability. Bull. Centr Rech. Elf Explor. Prod. Memoir v. 24, p. 269-287. 


2000, Whalen, M.T., Eberli, G.P., Van Buchem, F. S. P., and Mountjoy, E., Facies models and architecture of upper carbonate platforms, Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada. Bull. Centr Rech. Elf Explor. Prod. Memoir v. 24, p. 139-175. 


2000, Schwab, A.M., and Eberli, G.P., Synthetic seismic model of the Miette buildup margin and a comparison to subsurface seismic data of the Redwater Reef margin. Bull. Centr Rech. Elf Explor. Prod. Memoir v. 24,, p. 203-222. 


1999, Betzler, C., Reijmer, J.J., Bernet, K.H., Eberli, G.P., and Anselmetti, F.S., Sedimentary variations in space and time along the leeward flank of Great Bahama Bank (ODP Leg 166). Sedimentology, v. 46, 1127-1145. 


1999, Anselmetti, F. S., and Eberli, G.P., The velocity-deviation log: a tool to predict pore type and permeability trends in carbonate drill holes from sonic and porosity or density logs. AAPG Bulletin, v. 83/3, p. 450-466. 


1999, Masaferro, J. and Eberli, G.P., Jurassic-Cenozoic structural evolution of southern Great Bahama Bank, southern Bahamas, In: P. Mann (ed.) " Caribbean Basins, Sedimentary Basins of the World, 4", Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 167-193. 


1998, Anselmetti, F. S., L�thi, and Eberli. G.P., Quantitative characterization of carbonate porosity by digital image analyses. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 82/10,p. 1815-1836. 

   

Contact Information

 

Prof. Gregor P. Eberli 
RSMAS/MGG 
University of Miami 
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway 
Miami, FL 33149 

(305) 421-4678 (phone)
(305) 421 46 32 (fax)


geberli@rsmas.miami.edu
   
 

 

 

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